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    September 2, 2010
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> fox 5 is all over two big stories tonight developing right now, hurricane earl, the outer bands already hitting north carolina and beaches in our area now off limits to swimmers. plus a chilling find, more bombs left behind by the discovery channel gunman and tonight police are racing to answer one important question. thanks for joining us. i'm laura evans in for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. police are working round the clock to piece together lee's final hours. they've found some key clues today, but that big piece is potentially still missing. did he have a car and, if, so what's in it? fox 5's roz plater is live on
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the scene with new information. >> reporter: police thought they had wrapped up an exhaustive search both inside and outside the discovery building here looking for explosives and have given it the all clear, but there are still key elements of this investigation they are trying to answer. police believe james lee acted alone but suspect he had a vehicle. montgomery county police spent hours searching this wheaton home from attic to basement. it's the last known address for suspected discovery gunman james lee and their search turned up more explosives. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. the investigators continue to look for a vehicle that was owned and/or operated by the individual. >> reporter: it's unclear how lee traveled to the discovery building, but police say when he walked into that lobby wednesday afternoon, he was
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carrying two boxes and two backpacks. once inside he strapped on the explosives and he had come prepared. two starter pistols, two propane tanks attached to pipes loaded with shotgun shells, two pipe bombs with fireworks explosives inside and in his hand he was holding a switch with a wire attached. >> so we were concerned about him having some radio controlled switch to an explosive. we watched him take a pin out of that switch and put it back in a couple of times '. >> reporter: a team of hostage negotiators began working right away, but lee was angry and agitated. the incident commander says things were tense. >> as tense as one can possibly imagine. this is the type of event that doesn't occur every day, although we train for the worst. you certainly hope that it never occurs. >> reporter: in the end police say lee began shouting. they heard a popping noise and saw the hostages moving and they had to move in. they credit the hostages for their courage.
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>> he repeatedly said he was ready to die. he had no regard for the lives of the hostages and so for them to maintain the presence of mind that they did was just tremendous on their part. >> reporter: now police describe those explosives that lee was carrying as rather crude devices but dangerous enough they could have proved deadly to the hostages. one more note we should tell you about, montgomery police and fire tell us they had recently just completed a training exercise just like the event that happened yesterday. >> thank you. the standoff, of course, over, but for the people who work at the discovery channel it will take a while before everything feels back to normal, but many of them are telling us they will go back to work next week with a renewed sense of comradery. our team coverage of the hostage situation continues now with melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the morning after its terrifying takeover, workers and their kids return to one discovery place. >> there are a lot of hugs, a lot of tears.
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>> reporter: staff helped usher employees inside. still some wanted to talk about the chilling events on what should have been an ordinary wednesday. >> it seemed like exactly what happened, what he could have done, what you did. it could have been worse. >> people are like i am literally shaking. look at my hands. they would shake their head. >> reporter: sharing fears and thanks all part of the healing process, many hugged security guards as they went back to their offices. >> i feel very comfortable to come back. i know a couple of them had to lift me up and take me down two flights of stairs. that was really nice of them. it's nice to come back and see them and thank them personally. >> reporter: discovery senior management also thanked staff for their courage. as for the three former hostages, executive vice president david levy said they're doing as well as can be expected. >> we are surrounding them with all the support and love of our discovery community, but it's going take a while. >> reporter: for some normalcy
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is the best way to cope. >> i'm just like coming back so i can work. >> reporter: the cribs were returned to the daycare center and soon the atrium will be repaired. >> we're here to replace some of the broken glass. >> reporter: but time will be needed as well. >> i don't think anyone is expecting the trauma of yesterday to be over any time soon. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> and we have much more on the hostage situation on our website, www.myfoxdc.com, and coming up tonight on the news edge at 11:00 we have new insight into james lee. find out ha his neighbors told us -- what his neighbors told us and hear from the author of the book that was the focus of his obsession. the other big story we're following tonight, hurricane earl. the storm is now spiraling closer to the eastern seaboard. in fact, right now it's taking aim at north carolina. the good news here, earl has lost some steam now a category 2 hurricane, but tonight people
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are preparing for the worst there and hoping the storm takes a turn before it skims the coast. we have live team coverage. let's get right to sue palka in the weather center for the latest earl's track. sue? >> great relief to see that earl has indeed weakened as expected. it was a cat 4 this morning with wind of 145. at this hour it's got winds of 110 miles per hour and it's down to a category 2. so that's still a huge hurricane, but it is not as major as it was earlier today. take a look at it on satellite and radar. you'll be able to see it is 160 miles south, southeast of cape hatteras the last update. a new update will be coming out within the hour and we'll let you know what the new track is showing, but what we noticed today is the center of the circulation looks a lot more ragged and we know that it's starting to encounter some wind sheer and also some cooler waters relative to what it has been in. here's the very latest track. it's going to in the next six hours bring it really uncomfortably close to the
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outer banks. it moves up and off our coast tomorrow morning and 6:00 in the morning it's up toward massachusetts where i've got to tell you they have got hurricane warnings in effect. so cape cod, martha's vineyard, nantucket maybe getting category 1 hurricane conditions. for our beaches it's still the tropical storm warning. we'll talk more about what we expect at our beaches in a moment. first a closer hook, though, at what's going on right now at cape hatteras. you can see the heavy rain coming in. rain will be a deal. storm surge will be a pretty significant deal of about 3 to 5 feet, but it's really wind and waves. one of the things we can do with our radar is show you the buoys and get an idea what the winds are doing inside them. just off cape hatteras we've got winds gusting to 51 miles per hour and waves of 21 feet, pretty much what we expected. some big heavy bands are coming in. here's another one you can see at cape lookout winds gusting to 37, sustained at 26. that's good tropical storm conditions, should get a little worse through the night. today at ocean city will thomas
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was looking to see what preparations were being made and how seriously people were taking the threat. the worst down there from 6:00 in the morning until about 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, but here's how it looked today. >> reporter: nightfall thursday it became apparent conditions are deteriorating and as earl moves closer, the waters off ocean city and much of the maryland and delaware coastline become more dangerous. >> beaches will remain open, but we will enforce the restriction about entering the water and people need to use common sense. it's a tough surf out there. we'll do not understand the power of mother nature. -- people do not understand the power of mother nature. >> reporter: the full force of earl will be felt friday. many visitors are determined to ride it out. >> we're going to sit in our place and ride it out and watch the waves. >> i'm not worried. i'm so excited to see an ocean. i'm here from new mexico. >> i think it will be cool to watch it all rush down the windows and be cool to seat
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wind, things get blown. -- see the wind, things get blown. >> reporter: boardwalk businesses top stay open if it's safe. >> if the -- want to stay open if it's safe. >> if the weather is bad, we'll call employees and tell them to stay home. i'm hoping we can open tomorrow. >> reporter: but some workers are worried about clocking in friday. they're not telling you to stay home? >> nope. not as of right now. >> reporter: are you worried? >> a little bit. i'm not good in rain. i'm a bad driver. >> reporter: for this couple from baltimore admit they're no match for hurricane earl. their trip will be cut short. >> we're going to plan to get out in about an hour or, so but we knew from the very beginning that the storm might hit. >> reporter: it is calm now, but you can certainly feel the conditions changing. the wind is kicking up and so are the waves just behind me. now late today city officials made the decision to restrict water access. yesterday you could go from the knee or below. today they just didn't want folks in the water because it
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was simply too dangerous. the threat of rip tides is certainly increasing. the beach will be open. so here's the deal. tourists who are here that want to go to the beach have to climb over these floodgates. this is one of them here. there's about 50 up and down the boardwalk. these walls go down about 30 feet. so the city is confident the boardwalk here and these structures, the motels and hotels, are protected. lifeguards will be on duty as well, but they may be up here on the boardwalk to keep them say much as well. >> will thomas with our live -- safe as well. >> will thomas with our live update. an evacuation order was issued for the outer banks. many residents are leaving town but those staying behind are filling up the shelters. up and down the east coast boats are being pulled from the water while people wait to see what earl will do. here in maryland and virginia a state of emergency has been declared. the same is true in north carolina, massachusetts and rhode island. you can get the latest on earl by going to myfoxhurricane.com
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for storm conditions, the watches and warnings and for the hurricane's track. you can also download our app for your blackberry, iphone or droid. well, she looks like your average college sophomore. you have to hear what police say she did to pay for her textbooks. and pepco customers giving the power couple a piece of their minds, hear how they say the company failed them time and time again. this is never a good combination, an art gallery and a fire. we'll find out just how much damage there was inside this g >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. our 90 minute power block of news is just getting started. we'll be right back. 
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a college student busted for robbing a bank. why her family said she did it next.
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a local college student is in jail tonight accused of robbing a maryland bank. tonight the girl's family said she didn't act alone and was pressured into committing the crime. fox 5's maureen umeh has more details now. >> the suspect were a bonnie and clyde team, but 18-year-old jenna baker's family says there much more to the story. they believe baker was coerced into doing what they're calling
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the unthinkable. >> she is a very smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl who made a bad decision her family says to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson, maryland bank tuesday. >> i've never known her to really cause any trouble around here. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old anthony young jr. jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on a head, then cut the wires with a knife before running out into this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the get-away car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her. it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips led investigators to westminster where they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in young's hotel room. they say young and baker used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and school books. >> our guess is if you need it, that's what you're going to buy, you know. >> reporter: baker was a student at nearby mcdaniel college studying accounting. her family said she's also seven months pregnant. they say she had been struggling to make something of
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herself, but her relationship with young always set her back. they say baker recently used money for her school books to bail young out of jail. >> he told her that he'd pay her back one way or mother and i'm guessing that's why they did it. >> reporter: baker was arrested outside her dorm, young at his hotel. her family can't imagine why she allegedly-ed in the crime, a young -- allegedly helped in the crime, a young girl whose bright future is now anything but. baker and young charged with numerous crimes and could spend many years in prison. baker's sister hopes to get custody of baker's baby after it's born. new tonight fed up, frustrated pepco customers are sounding off. power company representatives listened to residents' stories about continual power problems. pepco is under fire for having one of the worst performance records in the country when it comes to the length of power outages. customers are fed up with the frequency of those outages as well.
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>> now this has been going on for so long now that i have pepco's number on speed dial on my cell phone because i know that the power is always going to go out. >> pepco had representatives at that meeting to give residents the help they need right away. we have a tropic alert on metro -- a traffic alert on metro to pass along. five redline stations will close over the labor day weekend so workers can work on safety improvements recommended by the national transportation safety board after last year's deadly train crash. the stations closing include tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. they will shut down at 10 p.m. tomorrow night and reopen by 1 a.m. tuesday. with the computer glitch resolved dmv offices in virginia are once again processing driver's licenses, but now workers face a new challenge, dealing with the backlog. fox 5's john henrehan reports. >> reporter: extra staff was on hand at the dmv office on gallows road in tyson's corner.
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at one point in midmorning we counted personnel on duty at 14 of this office's 17 customer windows. how was your experience? >> it was easy. it wasn't bad, nope, and they helped me. they were very helpful. i can't see any stress of them. >> reporter: how long did it take? >> about 10 minutes. >> reporter: the state's computer data storage unit in richmond was working when the office opened, although one customer told us and a staffer confirmed the system was down about five minutes before coming back up resuming normal operation. whatting from were you doing? >> getting my new driver's license having come from the uk. >> reporter: how was it? >> it was actually pretty good service, only had to wait about 20, 25 minutes. >> reporter: staff members told us off camera they think now that people know the dmv's computers are working, the crush of customers with backlogged paperwork will come on friday and saturday and extra staff is again being scheduled on both days, but for
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now the paperwork is flowing. 15-year-old xavier ryan walked out with his learner's permit. >> this means i will be driving for nine months and then i will get my license. i'll be on that much. will extend henrehan, fox 5 news. >> mama has spoken. all dmv offices will stay open until 6:00 tomorrow night and three northern virginia offices will extend their hours on saturday. those are alexandria, fair oaks and woodbridge. still no word tonight what caused this morning's fire at the phillip house. the building was undergoing renovations on a top floor when the flames started. the artery gallery houses paintings from some of the cons minutes ago and she smoke damage to the building. >> my conservators are on conse
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minutes ago and she said no, nothing was damaged. we had an expert staff that reacted very promptly. >> no one was hurt. the museum, however, is closed. the curators will announce on the gallery's website when visitors may return. adrienne fenty, vincent gray set to face off right here in less than 12 hours, a preview coming up. plus nearly 500 families living near fort dietrich say they have cancer. tonight they are looking for answers. did you hear the groan today? another gulf oil rig explodes? we'll have the latest on the efforts to keep the oil out of the water.  the kincaids live here.
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want to update you on the latest now on the gulf oil spill. earlier today engineers removed the well cap that stopped the oil from gushing into the gulf. no more oil is expected to leak. now the next step will be to remove the faulty blowout preventer and that should happen sometime after labor day. when that is done, engineers will conduct the bottom kill
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which should permanently seal the crippled well. earlier today it looked more like deja vu in those waters in the gulf. >> another oil rig exploded 200 miles west of the bp spill, but as fox's jonathan hunt explains, the outcome of this explosion was vastly different. >> reporter: helicopters transport 13 people to it a louisiana hospital following an -- to a louisiana hospital following an oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. governor bobby jindal pays them a visit. >> there are no injuries, no loss of life. >> reporter: it happened after the central coast of louisiana, the crew of 13 donning bright orange life preservers called gumby suits in the wake of the rig fire. a helicopter pilot spotting a long plume of smoke coming from the area and the crew members strung together floating in the water. officials say there were only 12 preservers and 13 people. the crew holding onto the person without a safety suit for roughly two hours.
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>> the offshore supply vessel crystal clear recovered all 13 survivors from the water. >> reporter: rig owner houston based mariner energy says it's cooperating with federal officials adding, "the cause is not known and an investigation will be undertaken." coastguard officials say there is no sign of an oil slick coming from the spill so far updating an earlier report that oil had been spotted. >> there's no report of an evidence of leaks, put we continue to investigate and monitor that situation to make sure that that doesn't change. >> reporter: this latest incident happening just 200 miles west of where bp's deepwater horizon exploded killing 11 workers in april and soiling the waters along the gulf. in this case officials aren't seeing any contamination. jonathan hunt, fox news. hundreds of families all hit by cancer and all living right near a local military base. tonight those families are hoping to get answers, what they say started the cancer
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you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. a community is living in fear as more and more people become diagnosed with cancer. they've lived near fort detrick military base and they say the soil is contaminated and the cause the cancer cluster. tonight those affected turned out to tell their stories. fox 5's wisdom martin has more. >> an investigation related to concerns about fort detrick and area. >> reporter: tonight the search for answers in frederick continues. people who live near fort detrick want to know if what's been happening there has been causing cancer clusters in the
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community. monica chu lives a few hundred yards away from the area in question. >> they found it by accident because i was having problems with my liver and so it was a sudden scary thing. >> reporter: two years ago she had her kidney removed because of tumors. it got even scarier when monica says she started hearing stories about her neighbors getting sick. one of her neighbors says her husband of 40 years died in february from cancer. >> lose him after 40 years is like half my life's gone. >> reporter: the county health department is holding meets with residents who live in -- meetings with residents who live in the area that may be affected. the goal is to answer questions and to give an update on the investigation. by one account 400 families have cancer within a 2-mile radius of fort detrick. many are concerned the fort used chemicals like agent orange in the past and now they are suffering. >> we have asked the army and the army agreed to this. they're doing historical records research on herbicides they've used at the base, in other words, agent orange.
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>> reporter: government leaders hope to have final answers by december about what's going on. in the meantime residents continue to wait and wonder. >> i can see people say okay, something is going on, something's been going on. nobody has ever told us. >> that was wisdom martin reporting. the investigation will consist of cancer cases in the designated 1 mile area around fort detrick between 2000 and and 2007. they don't know if there was some sort of chemical exposure to ground, water you, air or it may have been something else. a military judge rejected to an army doctor's request to see president obama's court records. the lieutenant lincoln asked to see the president's birth certificate because he doubts the president is a u.s. citizen making him unqualified to be commander in chief. the judge ruled the president's birth records are not relevant to the case. the d.c.'s mayor race heading into its final lap and the leading candidates are turning to some powerful women for help in these final days.
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fox 5's karen gray houston with the story tonight. >> reporter: ward 3, upper northwest, lots of wealthy white residents, it could play a pivotal role in the outcome of the primary. >> you always pick 2. a friend told me that. >> reporter: the d.c. council chairman courting votes on the home turf of mary cheh who wholeheartedly endorsed gray. >> it's politics of fear about going back somewhere. this way it's progressive. he's reformist. >> to be able to have the support of someone who is as intelligent as thoughtful, as hard working as mary cheh is incredibly uplifting. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: across town the celebration of another groundbreaking, adrian fenty appearing mayoral announcing the upcoming renovation of the historic howard theater. his wife with him wednesday making quite an impression after the museum debate. >> at this point in time i feel
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compelled to speak because there are so many misconceptions about my husband. >> reporter: michelle fenty rarely speak publicly. she's a lawyer, born and raised in london, the daughter of jamaican immigrants now coming to the defense of the mayor who is sagging in the polls. >> i think what he's trying to do is bring his wife out to humanize him, okay, to try and address some of these concerns that he is just this aloof hard charging guy who only wants results. >> reporter: a.u. political science professor lenny steinhorn says politics is funny. he says fenty has to figure out how to get past the disconnect between his accomplishments and the people who benefit. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> want to remind you early voting is still going on and will continue right up to primary day on september 14th. if you haven't made up your mind yet and want to hear what the candidates have to say one more time, tune into fox 5 news at 9 a.m. tomorrow. mayor fenty, vincent gray will square off in another debate.
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you can submit your questions for the debate on www.myfoxdc.com. click on viewer questions. it's in the hot topics bar. it is a fox 5 world premier, never before seen, never before released footage of one of the most important moments in world history and we found it in a basement. tonight the fully restored version hits the air waves. plus you could be throwing away hundreds of dollars of perfectly fine food all because the expiration date is wrong. we have some money saving tips coming up. but first if you're thinking about buying a house, this just might be the time. fox's neil cavuto explains in tonight's business report. >> people are doing more shopping, retail sales rising by more than 3% last month, better than expected. back to school shoppers flocking to stores to snap up those bargains. good news on housing, mortgage rates falling, the average 30 year fixed rate loan now 4.3%, the lowest ever. more people are finding
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contracts to buy homes, those so-called pending home sales rising more than 5% in july. and a whopper of a deal. a private equity company paying more than 3 billion bucks to buy burger king. the home of the whopper shares soared 25% on the news. to wall street the dow gaining 50 points. it is now down 1% on the year. airlines are cutting travelers a break. several major carriers are waiving fees if people have to change their flights due to hurricane earl. that's business. i'm neil cavuto.
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so listen to this one. an 18-week-old puppy being called a hero tonight after saving a 9-year-old boy. the boy named richie is
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allergic to bees and was playing in his backyard in ohio when he was stung by a swarm. his puppy, pinky, then sprung into action distracting the bees helping richie get away. >> that just got onto pinky and a whole bunch of bees followed her, followed the other bees and got onto pinky. >> richie turns out was just fine despite the bee stings. pinky, however, stung over 40 times had to be taken to a vet. we're told she is doing fine now. richie has a rare medical condition, so doctors say pinky actually kept a bad situation from getting worse. >> thank goodness. a woman giving birth in a car on the way to the hospital is an incredible story, right? but to do it twice almost unbelievable. it happened to christina schuler and her husband. they thought they'd make it this time, but their baby was on his own schedule and was born in the family suv on the way. fortunately the ohio couple has experience with this type of birth.
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>> the one girl looked up and said oh, my goodness, i was here last time this happened. i recognize you. >> reporter: you've got a reputation now, the lady who births babies in car. >> i guess so. >> reporter: what do you think about that? >> i guess it's all right. it's better than complications. >> indeed. healthy baby boy. the schuler's little guy is the couple's second child born on the way to the hospital. the couple has three kids and haven't ruled out having more, just hopefully not in a car. well, tonight on the news edge a clearer picture of the discovery channel gunman isn't he merging and new tonight at 11:00 neighbors are -- is emerging and new tonight at 11:00 neighbors are ging us insight into the life of james lee, plus -- giving us insight into the life of james lee, plus the author of the book james lee was so upset. with. i'm beth parker behind the scenes at the bureau of engraving and printing.
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nyjer morgan went medieval on the marlins last night. hear what he has to say about what went wrong, what went right and were there any financial repercussions to nyjer charging a much taller man and him getting clotheslined, the particulars coming up on the news edge at 11:00. ksgo t
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just got the new update on earl. it is weaker. i'll have the new track next. 
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after being kept for decades in the basement of a retired naval captain's house, a now rescued film is shedding new light on one of the most important moments in history. >> today marked the 65th anniversary of the japanese surrender in world war ii. only on fox the victory like it's never been seen before, here's tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: it is one of the most widely recorded moments in history. >> it is sunday, september 2nd, 1945. >> reporter: black and white
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images from the day the japanese surrendered at tokyo bay ending world war ii. >> general macarthur is escorted to the missouri's miranda deck where the ceremony is to take place. >> reporter: but one man on that day captured something on film seen by few people until now. >> it was my father's film. so it was in his basement until he passed a way. >> reporter: bill cosco's father is buried at arlington national cemetery. when retired captain george cosco died in 1985, he left behind momentos from his time as a meteorologist and admiral in the navy. >> this is an album my dad put together from file photographs he obtained aboard the uss missouri. >> reporter: including what could be the only color film of the japanese surrender of tokyo bay shot by cosco himself. >> he had access to color film that was just left in the locker and nobody was using it at the time. >> reporter: after his father died the family sent the film
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to the naval historical center here in washington d.c., but with the 65th anniversary of the surrender approaching, bill cosco decided it was time for the world to see what his father had filmed. >> what we're doing today is hopefully color correcting and restoring this print. >> reporter: a company in dallas donated time to piece the 16-millimeter film back together. >> we have a little break here and i'm going to tape is back together again. >> reporter: 65 years of storage made the film fragile. >> the film has shrunken so much you can see the corners. >> reporter: but the newly restored nine minutes of film has historians excited. >> i just think it is a beautiful piece of historical testament that we have not seen before. >> reporter: rob esterlon is with the national museum of the pacific war and says the film is rare not only because it was shot in color, but because it shows more than just the surrender ceremony. >> it begins several days
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before the event and in doing so, it reveals a portion of the importance of the event, the true meaning of the event. >> reporter: including a japanese officer being transferred from an american destroyer to the uss missouri by a high wire with charts in hand to help the ship avoid mines in tokyo bay. >> i do not believe that had been recorded in motion picture film. that is absolutely unique. >> reporter: the film also provides new details about the day of the surrender ceremony, cloud formations shot by the naval meteorologist. >> the cloud formation was a v and he said that's v for victory. >> reporter: the many boats in tokyo bay and the large gathering of allied nations on the uss missouri. >> we normally see macarthur, nimitz and the japanese foreign minister and the representative of the japanese general staff sign the document. what we don't see is that it is signed by representatives of every nation of the great alliance in the pacific.
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>> reporter: new images all caught from bill cosco's father as he stood on the navigation deck witnessing an event that changed the world. >> i think he'd be proud about, you know, this and the fact that this initiative is still alive. >> reporter: the film will be sent to several museums in military institutions across the country. cosco wants the film to act as a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many. >> i'm retired military and i know the contribution that the military has made to this nation and i just think that this is one more way to acknowledge that. >> reporter: after 65 years in the dark a moment in history now in living color. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> cosco's original film will remain at the naval heritage command center in the district. you can go to www.myfoxdc.com and click on special reports to check out the entire restored film. there is also a timeline of the journey to have that film
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restored. right now all eyes on something that, you know, could make history but hopefully will not. >> yeah. i think we're getting in better shape with each new run of the hurricane model. >> good. >> it's down to 105 miles an hour. >> great. >> that's still a really big deal, still a category 2, but this morning it was a category 4 with 145-mile an hour winds. so we're really pleased to see this trend which was expected to weaken, but it will be a great relief to tnawhich it get past them because some of those outer bands are coming ashore tonight. did you guys happen to go outside tonight? the clouds were spectacular and they were earl clouds. you can see in this cloud -- thank you very much dupont circle for sending this into us from the rooftop there -- you can see the banding where some of the cirrus clouds coming in from hurricane earl and the clouds you'll see around here tomorrow will also be earl clouds. so very pretty. i don't think we'll get any raindrops, but it was a glorious sunset for sure.
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all right. let's talk about the very latest we have with our hurricane earl and you'll be able to see that hopefully it's going to go into motion. i think the show is ready to roll. if it isn't, we will start it again -- yeah. i hope it will. let's go. see if it will click through. i guess it doesn't want to keep on moving. it is in play mode. our picture is -- there we go finally. don't you hate it when the picture hangs up the whole computer system? here's what we know about earl, back to the basics. earl is passing the outer banks tonight 'what's going on early with is the inner eye wall has kind of collapsed and a bigger eye wall opened up and it's about 50 nautical miles wide. so the outer banks will get brushed with the hurricane force winds, but most of the rest of coastal carolina should get tropical storm force winds. that's what we'll get in the delmarva. the worst should be over down at the maryland, delaware, virginia beaches by friday afternoon, might take a while into the afternoon and then for us locally some clouds around and just some breezes.
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here is the very latest rack with earl again, winds of 105 miles -- track with earl again, winds of 105 miles an hour, a category 2, 115 miles southeast of cape hatteras, no direct hit expected, hurricane force winds as it passes by. we won't get a direct hit here on the maryland, delaware beeches. it might be going over cape cod, at least the hurricane force winds, nantucket, martha's vineyard and on up into nova scotia, but it will continue this weakening process and the storm has now begun that northeast turn which we're really glad to see. so everything is on track and continuing to be probably the best scenario we could see. yes, we'll get some tropical storm force winds at the coast. they could be 35 to 45 miles an hour. in the morning at ocean city it will be pretty windy continuing into early afternoon, but our storm will move along pretty quickly. it will take the greatest winds out of ocean city tomorrow night. we'll get a big northwest breeze around it, 15 to 25,
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maybe 30. that will start pushing out the big waves as high as 15 feet offshore, maybe 8, 10 feet closer in. it heads on up the coast. it's going to be bad late day and early saturday for parts of massachusetts. specifically, though, at our beaches those gusts of oh 45 miles an hour, sustained -- over 45 miles an hour, spend staned winds of 35 to 45, watch for those rip waves, pay attention to the lifeguards. i'm not sure it will be safe in the water, but you can get close, great photo op. beach erosion may be a problem, but if earl moves quickly, perhaps it won't be as bad as it could have been. love this max hd futurecast. watch how it's plotting our hurricane, taking some heavy bands of rain in here to be sure, but look at this. at noon on friday a lot of the worst effects off the coast. definitely windy, some rain. notice d.c. doesn't really even have much going on and then by 6:00 it's really starting to move away. they're beginning to taste a
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little of it up in manhattan up toward boston. by 2:00 in the morning it's out of here. it's going to be a quick hitter and i think if people pay attention and are smart we won't have the water rescues and maybe we won't have too much damage at the beaches. cool front is coming. it's going to be so much cooler around here beginning on saturday. so let's check it out on that five-day forecast. if you're able to see what is going on, 80 degrees, how about that for saturday? this is going to be a fantastic labor day weekend. sunday 82, on labor day itself 85 degrees. we warm up again tuesday up to 90 degrees, but it's not the worst case scenario with earl. it's still a force to be reckoned with. people need to be smart about it, but i'm really encouraged with what i'm seeing tonight with the trends. one website says you could be throwing money in the garbage when you throw out foods at the expiration date. in minutes at 11:00 facebook changing its security
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we have a fox 5 health alert tonight. the consumer product safety commission says there is no connection between a new kind. pamper diapers and severe skin reaction reported by some parents groups. after reviewing more than 4,500 complaints about severe diaper rash the commission found there was no link to pampers new dry max technology. if you're trying to save a little money on your grocery bill, it can be so frustrating when you have to throw out food, but when you see expiration dates, you don't want to take risks with your family, but a dietician says there are times to follow those dates and times when they aren't as important. fox's jacqueline schultz explains. >> reporter: double check your fridge before you check out of the grocery store. you're probably replacing food that's perfectly fine. >> i usually throw it out the day after the expiration date. >> reporter: that date is
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deceiving. you may be wasting your money according to nutrition experts. they say the average american family throws out $600 of food a year. >> what's the expiration take the on that, sir? >> >> reporter: shelflifeadvice.com says milk is safe seven days after the sell by date and yogurt. >> october 29th. what would you say if you found out it will be good seven to 10 days after its date? >> really? >> reporter: mayonnaise, three to four months after opening. >> it doesn't turn a funny color. >> reporter: cottage cheese 10 to 14 days and eggs three to five weeks. >> really? >> they find that they actually save money if they meal plan. >> reporter: dietician stacy vuban says families can save by shopping with a menu for the week so food in the fridge will no

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